Spawning four movies, a television series, as well as numerous video games and even an attraction at Universal Studios, the ”Indiana Jones franchise has been cemented amongst American culture and cinema for the past 30 years. From the legendary minds of George Lucas & Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, the legacy began in 1981 with the release of ”Raiders of the Lost Ark” and Indy’s race against the Nazi regime to find the sacred artifact. The presented 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark 27 x 41” US 1 Sheet movie poster is a treasured find by itself, having been professionally Linen Backed and restored to present in pristine condition with a bright white border and almost invisible fold lines. Displaying vibrant fall hues of brown, orange and yellow, the piece measures 29 x 42-1/4” with the canvas backing and is ready to be highlighted by framing. Also included in the lot is a 1984 “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” Teaser 27 x 41” US 1 Sheet movie poster. The poster has been rolled for storage as opposed to folded, and exhibits minor wrinkles and small pinholes commonly attributed to previous theater display. Both of these pieces are rolled and ship as such.
Linen Backing is an archival process that restores and preserves posters by professionally mounting them onto canvas. This process (an expensive and time consuming one) stabilizes and protects the poster, drastically improving its appearance by decreasing fold lines and other minor defects, as well as increasing the value of a poster. Thusly posters that have already gone through the “Linen Backing” process receive a higher premium.